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Jiko - The Cooking Place

#18 of 2,894 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
+1 407-939-3463
17:30 - 22:00
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably one of the best restaurants at Disney, this is great if you like meat and wine. Great African style setting either Game and steak on the menu with South African wine to accompany it. What more could you want? My wife had the filet mignon, and a wonderful dessert, and it was the best meal of the whole holiday.... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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164 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant seemed expensive...even for Disney World. Portions were on the small side. Good choice for red meat lovers. I recall perch being the only fish offered.

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Mississauga, Canada
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

we loved the place. the food is some of the best in the park and so is the service. would recommend getting reservations

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is by far our favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World. We always plan dinner here our last night to top off our vacation. This was no exception - and as usual we had an outstanding experience! The restaurant itself is beautiful! It is modern yet classic in style, with colors reminiscent of the African savanna and sunset. I find... More 

Thank JLH_Colorado
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jiko has served many meals to my family and I over several visits to Disney over several years. The food is fantastic and the service is what is to be expected at a high line Disney restaurant. One great aspect of a visit to Jiko is to be able to take in the beautiful Animal Kingdom Lodge. I give Jiko... More 

Thank Dee P
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd trip i been here. Its didnt disappoint. I got the same waiter brain . Gave me excellent service . Who remembered me from april. He recommended i try the charcuterie & botswana-style seswaa beef short. The meat was so tender & flavorful . I barely had to use my knife .

Thank Roger S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jiko is one of our favorite restaurants at Disney and therefore try to visit each time we are in town. We made our reservation in advance and arrived after a long day at the parks. As usual, we were seated promptly. We have never had to wait for a table at Jiko with a reservation, and for a family of... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in the animal kingdom lodge. As you enter you realise how lovely the decoration is. It's a really pleasant seeing for dinner. The waitress was really helpful and accommodating. We ate very well here, a particular highlight was the pork with the most incredible ancient grains risotto. The Malva pudding was the best dessert we had.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was undoubtably the highlight of our Disney Vacation ( besides the new Soarin) there were three of us. Service was courteous, quick and very efficient. Our waiter was perceptive to the fact that we were going to make an evening of it and he slowed down the pace to allow us to savour and enjoy our experience. We started... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this trip just a few weeks ago, so when Jiko came up with an opening on New Year's Eve for dinner, we were thrilled. It is one of our favorites already. Our reservations were for 9pm and we were called in pretty much exactly on time. We chose to dress up, and glad we did. We would not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
African, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
Jiko – The Cooking Place fuses the bold flavors of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.Twin wood-burning ovens roar and the soothing, warm colors of an African sunset bring energy to this remarkable restaurant. The menu features modern cuisine with an African flair. Delight your palate with dishes that change seasonally, such as braised short ribs, Chermoula-roasted prawns, and Peri Peri roasted chicken, along with conventional favorites. Take a culinary tour of Africa with tantalizing appetizers such as grilled wild boar tenderloin, crispy beef bobotie roll and brick oven-fired flatbreads. Watch the chefs prepare each meal in The Cooking Place, a show kitchen with a rich atmosphere befitting the beauty of this unique restaurant. Jiko also offers 2 tantalizing wine-and-dine experiences: Jiko Wine Dinner Series: Four times a year, Jiko partners with renowned winemakers from South Africa to take you on a culinary journey. The chefs prepare a 6- to 8-course meal carefully designed to complement the unique characteristics of the African terroir. As you dine, the winemakers paint a picture of their vineyards through the taste of their wines—and Jiko's Wine Room transforms into a mixture of flavors, friends, aromas and conversations that go into the night.Jiko Wine Tastings: Every Wednesday, explore the South African wine regions as you taste unique wines paired with artisanal cheese.Whether you're seeking a decadent wine dinner or a vibrant accompaniment to your meal, Jiko offers wine options to suit your style.

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